PS4, Xbox One, or Wii U: The choice is up to you

7:41 PM, Nov 9, 2013   |    comments
The Nintendo Wii U, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.
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In the next two weeks the final two next-generation video game consoles will come to market with Sony's PlayStation 4 and Microsoft's Xbox One joining the already-available Wii U from Nintendo on November 15 and 22 respectively.  With the new consoles, however, a new decision needs to be made: which one is right for you?

To make things a little easier for the gaming public, News10's Game Guys have made a handy reference chart (below).  Check it out and make your decision.

Feature PlayStation 4 Xbox One Wii U Deluxe
Price $399.99 $499.99 $299.99
Optical Drive Blu-Ray/DVD Blu-Ray/DVD 25GB Proprietary Disc
Game DVR Yes Yes No
CPU 8-core AMD Jaguar 8-core AMD Jaguar Tri-core PowerPC Expresso
Internal Storage 500GB HDD 500 GB HDD 32GB SSD
External Storage No Yes Yes
Cloud Storage Yes Yes No
GPU AMD Radeon w/ 1152 shaders AMD Radeon w/ 768 shaders AMD Latte w/ 320 shaders
Motion Controls Dualshock 4, PS Move (sold separately) Kinect 2 GamePad, Wii Remote (sold separately)
Second-Screen Vita, PlayStation App (devices sold separately) SmartGlass app (device sold separately) GamePad
Voice Commands Yes Yes No
Premium Subscription Svc Yes (PS Plus) Yes (XBL) No
Bluetooth Yes (2.1) No Yes (4.0)
A/V Hookups HDMI/Optical HDMI/Optical HDMI/Component/Composite
Region Locking No No Yes
Backwards Compatibility No No Yes (Wii)
Release Date 11/15/2013 11/22/2013 11/18/2012

As far as game software goes, a number of the games out there (ie: Call of Duty: Ghosts, NBA 2K14, Madden 25) are available on at least two of the three consoles.  In terms of exclusives, PlayStation 4's highlights include Killzone: Shadow Fall and Knack.  Highlights from Xbox One's exclusive launch lineup are Forza Motorsport 5 and Ryse: Son of Rome.  Wii U's exclusives include titles featuring the Mario Bros. and Sonic the Hedgehog.


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